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Shoes for Different Types of Activities

Shoes for Different Types of Activities

by Sean Scott May 11, 2022

There are many different types of activities, and each one requires its own type of shoe. You wouldn't wear gym shoes to go for a run, would you? That's why we've created this guide - to help you find the right shoes for the right activity. Whether you're into weightlifting, cycling, or playing tennis, it's important to do your research. Shoes are an important piece of gear for anyone who participates in physical activity. They provide cushioning and support and can help prevent injuries. In different activities, you need different types of shoes to get the most out of your chosen activity.

Here's a look at the
best shoes for different
types of physical activity:


Running Shoes

Trail running shoes are designed to protect your feet and ankles from the impact of running. They provide traction on uneven surfaces, making it easier to navigate trails. They also offer stability, which can help you avoid injuries. Running shoes like Nike Free and Air Zooms provide the benefit of more responsive and energetic runs.

If you're keen on performance, you'll appreciate these shoes' arch support and cushioning. Trail runners have a wider range of motion, allowing you to take on more challenging terrain. They also tend to last longer than other running shoes, making them a good investment for avid runners.

Walking Shoes

Walking is a great way to get some exercise, and it's also a low-impact activity that's easy on your joints. However, it's important to have the right shoes for walking.

Walking shoes are lightweight and provide good support for your feet. They also have special soles that help you roll your foot as you walk. This rolling motion is more efficient than just lifting your foot and putting it down, and it also helps reduce the impact on your joints.

So if you're serious about walking for fitness, make sure you invest in a good pair of walking shoes. They'll help you walk further and faster, with less risk of injuries.

Tennis Shoes

When playing tennis, you need a shoe that will allow you to quickly move from side to side. Tennis shoes are made with this in mind - they have reinforced side panels that help protect your feet from quick movements.

Additionally, tennis shoes have a special grip that helps to keep you from slipping on the court. This is important because if you slip, you could lose the point. And no one wants that! So if you're looking to play your best game of tennis, be sure to invest in a good pair of tennis shoes. They could make all the difference in your game.

Cross Trainers

Cross-training is a term used to describe engaging in different fitness activities. It helps to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and joint flexibility and reduces the risk of overuse injuries.

Cross trainers are designed specifically for cross-training activities. They have a wider base than traditional running shoes, which helps to provide stability during side-to-side movements.

Additionally, these training shoes typically have more cushioning than running shoes, making them ideal for high-impact activities like jumping or sprinting. Invest in a good pair if you're looking to get the most out of your cross-training workouts.

Basketball Shoes

Basketball is a high-intensity sport that requires quick movements and sudden changes in direction. As a result, ankle injuries are common among basketball players. Wearing a pair of basketball shoes helps minimize the risk of ankle injuries by providing ankle support and high-intensity cushioning needed for this high-impact sport.

In addition, basketball shoes are designed to absorb impact and provide good traction, essential for making quick stops and starts. Some basketball shoes even have special features, such as extra padding around the ankle or a reinforced toe area. These features help make basketball shoes the best choice for any player looking to stay safe on the court. 

Weight Lifting Shoes

Anyone who has attempted to lift heavy weights or participate in powerlifting knows that it is essential to have the right shoes. Unlike other athletic shoes, weightlifting shoes are designed specifically for heavy lifting. They have a raised heel, which helps increase stability and reduce the risk of injury.

In addition, weightlifting shoes have a hard sole, which helps to evenly distribute the force of the lift and prevent the foot from sliding forward. As a result, weightlifting shoes provide the support and stability necessary for heavy lifts. For anyone serious about lifting weights, a good pair of weightlifting shoes is an essential piece of equipment.


Gym Shoes

HIIT workouts are all the rage these days, and for a good reason - they're a great way to get in shape quickly. However, HIIT workouts can also be quite demanding on your body, and if you're not properly equipped, you could end up injured. That's why it's important to wear the right shoes when you hit the gym.

Gym shoes provide good support and stability, essential for HIIT workouts. They also help protect your feet from the impact of all that jumping and running. And if you're lifting weights, gym shoes can help reduce the risk of injury by providing good traction. The same applies to activities like box jumps, aerobics, etc. So next time you head to the gym, make sure you've got the right footwear - your body will thank you.

Rock Climbing Shoes

Rock climbing shoes are designed to provide traction and support while climbing. They typically have a rubber sole with a flat profile, which helps to grip the rock surface. The shoes also have a mesh upper with a snug fit that helps prevent your feet from slipping inside the shoe while climbing.

Besides, rock climbing shoes often have a stiffer sole than other shoes, which helps support your foot while climbing. While you can climb without rock climbing shoes, wearing them will help improve your traction and support, making it easier to scale the rock face.

Get Your Perfect Pair of Casual Shoes at COMUNITYmade - Life is an Activity too!

At COMUNITYmade, we know that finding the perfect pair of shoes can make all the difference in your comfort. Our styles are based off an athletic silhouette and styled for life. Perfect for travel, business or just hanging out. We pride ourselves on handcrafting our shoes locally using premium materials and constructions, while paying fair living wages.  

Sean Scott
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Find Your Perfect Size

We want to help make sure that your new shoes have the best fit possible.  

We have created a separate fit for men and women to provide the ultimate foot hugging comfort.  Our sockliner and upper materials will naturally mold to your foot and stretch out after a short period of time, so do allow for this when trying our shoes on initially.


 In general, our shoes are running closer to an everyday shoe fit vs. an athletic shoe fit and can be worn with or without socks - but the socks have to be eye catching for best results.


Any variances from this chart will be noted on each individual product page.